Help and more information
If you are being bullied or know someone that is, tell a teacher or another adult now!
Remember, bullying is serious. It can harm everyone, including those who see it.
It is really important to tell someone who can help. You can talk to:
- a teacher, guidance officer or school counsellor
- someone in your family—aunt, uncle, grandparent
- a friend who could help you.
If things don't get better after you've told someone, tell them again or tell a different person.
Someone else to talk to
If you want to talk to someone about what's happening but don't want it to be someone you know, you can contact:
Kids Helpline provides free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25 and helpful information about relationship topics.
ReachOut.com provides an online youth mental health service and information, stories and a support network of other young people who have been through tough personal situations.
If you're outside of Australia, you can go to
Child Helpline International to find a helpline in your country. Click on the 'Where We Work' tab. A world map will appear. Then click on your country and a list of child helplines that you can call in your country for help now will appear.
You can find more information about bullying, other people's experience and more ideas about what to do at a number of useful sites in Australia.
Children's eSafety Commissioner
Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner provides information and resources, as well as a complaints system for children and young people who experience serious cyberbullying. Some of the resources are:
#GameOn is about the experiences of some students who find themselves in online situations that catch them off guard
Tagged is a story (suitable for 14+) about posting a rumour online, cyber bullying, sexting and filming fights.
So you got naked online... has information for students about what to do if inappropriate content about them or a friend ends up online.
headspace has real life stories you can read about other people's experiences of bullying.
ReachOut has heaps of information sheets (and more) on topics including:
How to help someone who is being bullied
Work place bullying
Identity and bullying related to
Cyberbullying fact sheets and
Bullying and the law fact sheet.
ReachOut also has
forums where you can discuss and read about other people's experiences.
youth program aims to empower young people aged 12–25, their friends and those who care for them to respond to anxiety and depression.
National Centre Against Bullying (NCAB)
The National Centre Against Bullying has tips about how to deal with bullying.
Lawstuff is a website providing legal information to children and young people in Australia.
ThinkUKnow Youth provides a step by step guide to staying safe online, keeping up to date with new apps and programs and what to do when things go wrong online.
Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association
Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association has information about how to protect yourself online and on your phone.
Remember, bullying is serious. Tell someone about it.